Event Info

Start Date: 01 February 2018

End Date: 24 February 2018

Venue: Georgian Gallery | Ards Arts Centre

Duration: 1 month

Admission: FREE

A Sense of Place

Focussing on a sense of place that ignores the new builds, caravan sites and the bucket and spade economy of the area, women of the Peninsula used photography to record aspects of the social, maritime and agricultural legacy in the area.  They captured images that took, as their starting point, the writing of the poet Louis MacNeice (1907—1963) who is buried in Christ Church, Carrowdore on the Peninsula.   

The “Back to the Future” programme is facilitated by the Institute for Conflict Research, Belfast. As part of this Arts-based programme, exploring issues of legacy, cultural identity and ‘The Past’, the photographers worked with community artist and resident of the Ards and North Down Borough Council area, Jane McComb.

Accompanying A Sense of Place will be portraits of the women involved in the project taken by photographer Mariusz Smiejek. Marius is a freelance Polish photojournalist who trained with National Geographic in Poland.  Mariusz has lived in Belfast since 2010 and has been documenting a long term project about the transition and everyday life in Northern Ireland during the peace process.

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